This weekend, UMBC’s Ethics Bowl team will head to College Park for the intercollegiate Ethics Bowl tournament. In the tournament, which is similar to a debate, teams are given ethical dilemmas to discuss. The teams must then share the thought process and considerations that lead to an ethically sound answer to the problem. The Ethics Bowl team is coached by Greg Ealick, adjunct faculty, philosophy. The team members are Michael Iafolla ’11, English and philosophy; Nana Owusu-Boaitey ’11, biological sciences and philosophy; and Kayla Smith ’11, biological sciences and philosophy; and Danielle Albrecht ’12, political science and philosophy.
As preparation for the tournament, the Ethics Bowl team staged a mock tournament against the philosophy council of majors, Philosophers Anonymous. The annual event is known as the Yoda Cup for the contest’s trophy: a stuffed Yoda toy. See the video with highlights from this year’s Yoda Cup here.